Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A bit o' graphic design

Amanda just finished collecting a large selection of her poetry from the last twenty years (with much of it from the last five years or so), and is self-publishing it through CreateSpace, where it will available through Amazon in early June.

I was tasked with coming up with a cover. Like any good graphic designer, I brought several options to the table. It was fun to be working in design again after a few years without much opportunity — so much so that I thought I would share with you all five of the designs I was tinkering with.

First, our final choice, the one that will be available for purchasing:

Swimming in the Wild Wide Ocean

And a selection of alternate covers that were heavily under consideration:

Although we took all the photos on these covers ourselves, the sunset-off-the-waves picture looked the least like stock photography. It seemed the most unique and distinctive, and after trying it out on all the cover variations, the top design seemed to fit the photo best.

I'll post a link soon to the Amazon listing where you can purchase the book, all 160 pages of poetry goodness!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, man, I'm still liking them all. But I think we picked a winner. Now I'm off to write the back copy...